Provided by: ypserv_4.2-1_amd64 bug


       makedbm - create or dump a ypserv database file


       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm [-a | -r] [-b] [-c] [-s] [-l] [-i YP_INPUT_NAME] [-o YP_OUTPUT_NAME]
                           [-m YP_MASTER_NAME] inputfile dbname

       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm -u dbname

       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm -c

       /usr/lib/yp/makedbm --version


       makedbm takes the inputfile and converts it to a ypserv database file. In the moment, GDBM
       is used as database. Each line of the input file is converted to a single record. All
       characters up to the first TAB or SPACE are the key, and the rest of the line is the data.
       makedbm does not treat `#' as a special character.


           Special support for mail aliases. We couldn't use sendmail for it, since sendmail uses
           db, but ypserv gdbm as database format.

           Insert the YP_INTERDOMAIN into the output. This key causes ypserv(8) to use DNS for
           host name and address lookups for hosts not found in the maps.

           send a YPPROC_CLEAR to the local ypserv(8). This causes ypserv to invalidate all
           cached entries.

           Convert the keys of the given map to lower case.

       -i YP_INPUT_NAME
           Create a special entry with the key YP_INPUT_NAME.

       -m YP_MASTER_NAME
           Create a special entry with the key YP_MASTER_NAME. If no master host name is
           specified, YP_MASTER_NAME will be set to the local host name.

       -o YP_OUTPUT_NAME
           Create a special entry with the key YP_OUTPUT_NAME.

           Handle `#' as comment sign and remove the comment.

           Secure map. Accept connections from secure NIS networks only (reserved ports).

       -u dbname
           Dump a ypserv database file. Prints out the file in text format, one entry per line,
           with a single space separating keys from values.

           Don't check for NIS key and data limit.




       makedbm was written by Thorsten Kukuk <>.